I bought the Sonic Optiarc AD-7200A and I have the same problem as I had with the old drive. I can read or play anything that is on a disc whether CD or DVD but I cannot write/record to the DVD.
When I go to the device manager it shows no errors and states it is working properly.
I have uninstalled and rebooted with no change.
When I go to the drives and check to see if it is marked for recording the box is checked for recording.
When I looked for other issues I went to the registry to delete upper & lower filters but they did not exist to begin with.
Not sure what else to try.